Ayr and Plumpton kick off a brighter week for jumping fans
Scotland helps to keep the jumping show on the road for the second day running on Monday where there are no problems reported at Ayr despite their two-day meeting kicking off on heavy ground.
Although Sunday's meeting at Fakenham was lost to the weather there is a brighter forecast for the week ahead across the country, especially in the west of Scotland where it was a balmy 11C yesterday.
Graeme Anderson, trainee clerk of the course at Ayr, said: "We've no problems about racing even though we are forecast some rain and the course is in a good place to take it. We've been lucky this winter overall in that we haven't lost a meeting and the frost covers have done their job."
There are also no problems anticipated at Monday's other jumps fixture at Plumpton. Mark Comford, clerk of the course at the Sussex track, said: "We had 7mm through Sunday but it's not raining now and I'd be surprised if it's softer than the soft I posted this morning. We are forecast 2C overnight so we've no problems on that score and it's all systems go."
Tuesday's second jumps card at Exeter, where the going is currently soft, should also have no issues but officials at Market Rasen will be keeping at eye on cold temperatures before Wednesday's fixture.